Coconut, Blueberry and Five Spice Popsicles with Sesame Seeds

We're celebrating #popsicleweek with these coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds! #coconutmilk #blueberries #fivespice #blacksesameseeds #popsicles

happy popsicle week!!! it’s been a little over 30 hours since graduation, which is still weird and surreal to think about. so, we’re going to distract ourselves by packing for a basic-for-others-but-exciting-for-me trip and with allllll the coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds.

instead of coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds, i originally wanted to call these popsicles the not iced vovo pops. i was inspired by a drink in la that was inspired by an iced vovo, even though i’ve had neither the drink nor an iced vovo. and then the popsicles evolved into somethings that weren’t even iced vovos, but blueberry + coconut milk + five spice + sesame popsicles. they’re creamy and fruity and nutty and a tiny, tiny bit spice-y in the sense where there’s something there and you have no idea what it is.

It's sticky and summery, and you need something refreshing. How about these coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds? #coconutmilk #blueberries #fivespice #blacksesameseeds #popsicles

1 year ago: chocolate hi hat cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream | no mai fan
2 years ago: creamy strawberry avocado yogurt pops | cherry jasmine waffles
3 years ago: west coast brownies | kimchi fried rice on thursdays
4 years ago: thomas keller’s chocolate chip cookies | chicken dijon

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We're celebrating #popsicleweek with these coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds! #coconutmilk #blueberries #fivespice #blacksesameseeds #popsicles
Coconut, Blueberry and Five Spice Popsicles with Sesame Seeds
Prep Time
10 mins
Freezing Time
4 hrs 40 mins
Total Time
10 mins
These coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds are creamy, fruity and nutty, with a hint of spice for good measure.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Fusion
Keyword: blueberries, coconut milk, dairy-free, dessert, egg-free, five spice, gluten-free, grain-free, jam, marmalade, nut-free, popsicle week, popsicles, sesame seeds, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 10 popsicles
Calories: 131 kcal
  • 1 15 oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp five spice powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 T orange marmalade
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries pureed
  • black sesame seeds
  1. Whisk together the coconut milk, five spice, vanilla and marmalade until smooth and homogeneous.
  2. Divide the coconut milk equally between the popsicle molds. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes, then top with the blueberry puree. Freeze for 30 minutes, then insert the popsicle sticks and continue freezing for 4 hours, or until firm.
  3. Run the popsicles under warm water (I like to get a deep cup and fill it with warm water), then pry them gently from the molds. Sprinkle generously with black sesame seeds and serve.

When all the coconut blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds melt, and it transforms into a work of art that I like to call "Popsicle Carnage." #coconutmilk #blueberries #fivespice #blacksesameseeds #popsicles

These coconut milk, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds are mostly tame, but with a bit of five spice for some je ne sais quoi, and sesame seeds for nuttiness. #coconutmilk #blueberries #fivespice #blacksesameseeds #popsicles
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29 Replies to “Coconut, Blueberry and Five Spice Popsicles with Sesame Seeds”

  1. I haven’t made popsicles yet this summer, but with this heat blazing totally need to change that. Thanks for the recipes!

    1. oooh you’ll have to! sometimes i just freeze juice and that’s a really easy + refreshing popsicle (:

  2. This looks so yummy 😀 We have to try it out!
    Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week,

    Patricia & Miguel

  3. Those look so delish and refreshing! YUM! I love the contrast of colors!

  4. How fun are these!? I love the sesame seed addition and the spice. So unique!

    1. thanks, katherine! i added the sesame + five spice on a whim because i wanted to make them a little different, and really liked how they turned out (:

  5. Heather ! Congrats on your Graduation! And these pops, I totally love the addition of 5-spice, what a brilliant idea! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. thanks, laura! i typically only have five spice in savory applications so i thought it’d be fun to use it in something sweet (:

  6. Omg congrats on graduating!! I am so excited for you!!! And I have never made my own popcicles before but I am down with these! Yummy!!

    1. thanks, kelly! ooh, you’ll have to make some pops asap now that it’s getting warm.

  7. I really need to get a popsicle maker.

    1. you should! or use any small container- i was using small paper cups for the longest time before i got a popsicle mold.

  8. Hooked ! Will do ! Thank you so much !5 stars

  9. OMG these are super unique and look absolutely delicious!! I cannot wait to make pops this summer 🙂 Lots to come!!!5 stars

    1. all the popsicles this summer!!! i love that you can make almost anything into a popsicle (:

  10. They look delicious and I love the unique combo! Adding the five spice is a nice touch!5 stars

    1. thanks, leanne! they’re tasty with (and without!) the five spice.

  11. I hope you are celebrating graduation with these wonderful pops! Love the 5 spice addition. So now what’s next?5 stars

    1. looking for a job! after a bit of time spent travelling and lounging about, of course (;

  12. you always bring some surprise ingredients with your recipes. Again you rock by using spice powder,coconut and berries 🙂

    1. thanks priya! i like to keep things interesting (;

  13. CONGRATULATIONS ON GRADUATING!!!! It’s great that you’ve moved to the next chapter in your life!! Staying in SoCal by any chance?

    I really like your popsicles! I’ve never heard of sesame being included in the recipe but I am all game for it!

    Nancy ♥

    1. thanks, nancy!! and i’ve moved back home to the bay area (living is expensiveeeee).

  14. Congratulations on your graduation, Heather!! It’s a big accomplishment! I hope you’ll get to enjoy some time off before your next adventure. The popsicles look and sound delicious! The five spice is such an unexpected and creative addition.

    1. thanks thao! yeah, i’m used to having five spice in savory things, so it was fun to get to play around with it in something sweet (:

  15. YUM!! Sorry, I’ve been MIA on your site but I’m glad I came back when I did. I have never eaten a popsicle with sesame seeds but now I’m dying to try this recipe. Pinning!

    1. the sesame seeds were a last minute but oh so tasty addition (:

  16. Such an amazing idea I do love coconut milk a lot and with blueberry it’s probably insanely good. I don’t know about five spice that tends to give a Chinese meat feeling. But why not 😉

    1. HAHAH yeah i typically have five spice in meat too, so i get that (; you can definitely leave out the five spice: either completely, or sub in another non-meaty spice. maybe cinnamon or cardamom!

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